Merchant Warehouse to Demonstrate MerchantWARE Payment Solutions at International Pizza Expo

Newest mobile payment applications to be showcased at Booth 1663

BOSTON, MA — March 1, 2010 — Merchant Warehouse, a premier provider of merchant accounts and credit card processing solutions, today announced the company will be demonstrating its MerchantWARE Mobile™ applications integrated with MagTek’s encrypted Bluetooth card reader, perfect for the on-the-go workforce, at the 26th Annual International Pizza Show 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 2-4. Additionally, Merchant Warehouse will be showcasing the MerchantWARE product suite of PA-DSS compliant solutions including MerchantWARE Transport & MerchantWARE Secure Encrypted Card Reader, two PA-DSS compliance solutions for developers.

The International Pizza Show is the ideal venue for demonstrating MerchantWARE Mobile applications as they’re the ideal mobile payment solution for pizza delivery drivers. With MagTek’s Bluetooth card reader, all credit card data is encrypted at the point of swipe before it is accessed by the mobile device, and the data is then securely transmitted and stored at the Merchant Warehouse gateway and data vault. Sensitive information is never stored on the mobile device itself, so merchants and customers have peace of mind knowing their card data information is safe.

MerchantWARE® is a complete suite of certified payment processing solutions designed especially for Developers and VARs. This suite provides end-to-end encryption and tokenization and enables developers to create superior POS systems that deliver a variety of payment processing solutions for their customers. MerchantWARE is PA-DSS certified.

MerchantWARE® TransPort™ allows point-of-sale developers to remove the card processing function entirely from their software while retaining full functionality through a “transaction portal.” The PA-DSS audit scope may be reduced or eliminated by delegating all of the sensitive portions of payment processing to MerchantWARE TransPort. Once integrated into a point-of-sale system, MerchantWARE TransPort assumes all of the duties of handling sensitive payment data so that the POS system never comes in contact with it. When a card is swiped, cardholder data is collected, prepared, and transmitted via SSL to MerchantWARE’s secure payment gateway, where it is processed and an authorization token is automatically sent back to the POS system.

Both MerchantWARE solutions will be on display at Booth 1663.

What: 26th Annual International Pizza Show

When: March 2-4, 2010

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center,

Las Vegas, Nev.

WHO: Merchant Warehouse enables merchants to process all forms of electronic payments including credit, debit, EBT, rewards and gift cards, and checks using any payment processing device.

About Merchant Warehouse

Since 1998, Merchant Warehouse has set the standard for credit card processing by guaranteeing competitive pricing in merchant accounts, software, equipment, and providing dedicated, high quality customer service. Over 80,000 merchants later, the company continues to lead the industry with groundbreaking technology initiatives: MerchantWARE®; BINsmart™; and MerchantWARE Mobile. Merchant Warehouse has been named the ETA 2009 ISO of the Year, Business Solutions’ Best Channel Vendor for 2009 & 2010 and is a two-time recipient of the Boston Business Journal Pacesetter Award. Merchant Warehouse co-CEO, Henry Helgeson, was also named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 for New England. The company is committed to community and charitable involvement. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at

About Xsilva

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Marianne Rocco, Marketing Director

Merchant Warehouse

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